The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in Tuesday's OU Power Lunch Chat. Read the complete chat transcript here. Join our Power Lunch Chats at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday on NewsOK.com/Sports.
What is your score prediction for the OU and K-State game?
I think it's going to be a lot tougher for the Sooners than I thought it'd be a couple weeks ago, that's for sure. K-State looked really good against Miami, although it's unclear how good Miami really is. I'm willing to bet Miami's a better squad than UTEP, though. If Casey Walker gets back to form that adds some depth which should help against KSU's run game. I'm not ready to make a score prediction yet because I know it will change in some way before the actual game. Check back with me next week!
What are your thoughts on Landry Jones' performance after these first two games?
I think he's done OK. In the first game, I think he really showcased this newfound mobility that we've heard so much about. This week, I thought he was really telegraphing his passes and made some very questionable decisions on one pass early in the first quarter that should've been intercepted, and then a pass early in the second quarter that was actually intercepted. I think he might be starting to rely a little too much on Kenny Stills, kind of like he did with Broyles last year, and we all saw how that turned out when Broyles was taken from him. By my count, 13 of Jones' 28 pass attempts were intended for Stills. But I think as Justin Brown and Trey Metoyer get more acclimated to the college game, that might get better.
What school has the best team right now in college football?
Alabama. They just seem absolutely dominant right now, and I'm not sure anyone outside of LSU or USC would be able to hang with them.
Will Damien Williams take over the starting position at RB?
At this point, I don't think there's any doubt that Williams is playing better than Whaley. I'm not sure Whaley is entirely back to form. Josh Heupel said he didn't see any contact during fall camp, so I'm sure there's an adjustment period for him. If I had to guess, I'd say that if Williams doesn't take over as the starter, he'll definitely be the guy who gets the most carries by Texas week if not sooner.